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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New findings on Saprolegnia infection in Norway

New knowledge has been uncovered about Saprolegnia in Norway by Even Thoen's doctoral research. This new research will make it possible to provide the industry with new advice on measures to prevent and combat the problem.

The aim of the project was to gain an overview of the prevalence and composition of species of Saprolegnia in Norwegian salmon hatcheries, identify risk factors and propose measures for preventing and combating infection. Saprolegnia reproduces, spreads and infects by means of spores. Estimating the concentration of spores in the water systems of hatcheries was therefore necessary before further work could be undertaken. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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